July 29, 2014
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An Elko County sheriff's deputy who pulled a car over for speeding on U.S. Interstate 80 ended up arresting the driver with 28 pounds of marijuana.
Undersheriff Clair Morris says the deputy smelled marijuana when he pulled the 31-year-old Missouri man a passenger over Wednesday near the exit for the Mountain City Highway.
She says the driver kept changing his story about where he was headed.
After obtaining a search warrant, deputies pulled a black duffel bag from the car and found 28 plastic freezer bags packed with marijuana and $5,000 in cash.
Jason G. Jones has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and interstate transportation of a controlled substance.